The BEST Birthday Gift!
Meet my nephew Alex(Xander) Sacdyphoud!! He was born June 24th
at 11:49pm - just a day and 11 minutes before MY birthday! I have
to say…he is the best birthday present ever! He is so adorable and
looks just like a doll!! I already love him so much and Ryan is
super excited to be an uncle! His full name is Alexander but we're
going to call him Xander.
Despite having a rough patch last week, this week was easier to
endure. Looking forward to my birthday weekend really helped me get
through what felt like a long week. Dr. Solecki took all of the
interns on his shift to work out at X-Sport together and it felt
amazing to work out all the frustrations I had from the previous
week. I love being apart of his shift. I've been able to be
extremely challenged but also have built great relationships with
my fellow colleagues. (The photo below shows Dr. Solecki conducting
an in-service with all the interns about different soft tissue
Bidding Bye to Rotation
My last week at Salvation Army was especially difficult due to
the crazy amount of traffic that I had to deal with, but having the
experience has really taught me on many different levels how to
have compassion for others. It seems straightforward that we are in
the medical field so we should have compassion right? Well, it will
surprise you how easy or difficult it can be to treat the extremes
of patient personalities, backgrounds and situations. I feel very
blessed to be able to experience all I did at Salvation Army and I
know that through that rotation, I can truly be more sympathetic,
patient and most importantly, grateful.
My birthday weekend was amazing! Friday, Ryan and I went to
visit my baby nephew. Saturday, my amazing husband had a whole day
full of surprises for me. First, the day started off at Brookfield
Zoo! He surprised me with a brand new SLR Canon Rebel T1i
camera!!!! It is definitely an upgrade from my little digital
camera. (I just need to figure out how to use it!) Here is a
picture from my new camera.
After the zoo and tons of picture taking, we headed to see
"Little Shop of Horrors," the musical in downtown Chicago. I was
apart of the musical in high school so it was so much fun!! I loved
it! I recommend going to small theaters. It was such an intimate
setting and they were so talented. We went to a Moroccan restaurant
for dinner and headed home. It was an amazing day.
The next day, my best friends planned a beach day for me! The
weather got sunny just in time and we were able to relax and soak
up the sun! I couldn't have asked for a better birthday. I'm
just excited to get back to Rockford for the 4th of July weekend to
see my nephew!!
Overall, Clinic Tip of The Week: Find support in fellow
colleagues! I had a very tough week last week, and I leaned on
people in my shift to help me move around patients, etc. You need
it! The program is impossible to get through alone.